AHRQ announces free training opportunities for TeamSTEPPS (Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety), a set of evidence-based, practical tools that helps hospitals and other health care providers strengthen teamwork among caregivers with the goal of improving patient safety. AHRQ and the Department of Defense designed the TeamSTEPPS program specifically for health care providers for use in a variety of care settings.
Free TeamSTEPPS master trainer courses will be offered at six regional training centers throughout the country starting this month. The six regional training centers are NorthShore Long Island Jewish Health System (Roslyn Harbor, NY); Duke University (Durham, NC); Tulane University (New Orleans, LA); University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN); Presbyterian St. Luke’s (Denver, CO); and University of Washington (Seattle, WA). Many standard trainings are offered as well as four advanced, special topic trainings on simulation, interprofessional education, and teaching TeamSTEPPS to patients and families. These advanced trainings are designed for individuals who already have a strong background in TeamSTEPPS and an interest in the special topic. All materials, training, and enrollment in the online user support network is free. To register for a training, please visit http://register.rcsreg.com/r2/hret2012/ga/clear.html. Write AHRQTeamSTEPPS@aha.org with any questions.